[Video] Change Comes to River Edge With Democrat Mayor
Sandy Moscartolo became the first Democratic River Edge Mayor in over a decade while running mates Kathleen Murphy and Thomas Papaleo took their seats on the council
Following a highly contested race Sandy Moscaritolo became the first Democratic Mayor in over a decade for the borough of River Edge during Monday's Reorginization meeting at Borough Hall. Fellow Democrats Kathleen Murphy and Thomas Papaleo were also sworn in for the three-year terms as council members.
A municipal law attorney, Moscaritolo joined the council in December 2010 after Mary Anne Rush resigned. He spent many years working for the Borough of New Milford as their Municipal Prosecutor, Municipal Court Judge, Borough Attorney, and member of their Board of Education before coming to River Edge.
Murphy, who is seen around town volunteering with The River Edge Women's Softball League, River Edge Girl Scouts and River Edge PTO, is a part-time optical salesperson in New York. Papaleo currently teaches math in the Teaneck Public School system and is the president of the union.
Council President Paul Cordts was reappointed as the second-in-command position on the council.
Paul Cordts - DPW, Environmental Protection, and Traffic and Safety
Ed Mignone - Police, Ad Hoc/Zoning Sub-Committee
Thomas Papaleo - Fire/Fire Prevention, Construction Code Official, Property Maintenance, and Social Services
Johnny Porco - Recreation and Historic Preservation
Kathleen Murphy - Shade Tree, Library, Senior Citizens (co-liaison)
Alphonse Bartelloni - Senior Citizens (co-liaison), Beautification, River Edge Schools, and River Dell Schools
Finance: *Porco, Papaleo, Mignone (Alternates Bartelloni and Murphy)
Insurance: Moscaritolo, Bartelloni (Alternate Papaleo)
Personnel: Moscaritolo, Mignone, Bartelloni
Contract: Moscaritolo, Porco, Murphy, Sam Cereste (Borough Attorney)
Sewer: Alan Negreann (Borough Administrator), Robert Costa (Borough Engineer), John Lynch (DPW), John Pampaloni Jr., Cortds, Moscaritolo
River Edge Alliance Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse: Moscaritolo, Papaleo
Web-Site: Porco, Murphy, Cordts
New Milford/River Edge Shared Services: Moscaritolo, Murphy, Cordts
Oradell/River Edge Shared Services: Moscaritolo, Cordts, Bartelloni
Technology: *Porco, Murphy
July 4th: Murphy and Bartelloni (Co-Chairs), Bobbi Conway (Recreation Director)
*denotes chair of committee